Time For Change - David Kirton
Bird's Eye Music
David Kirton’s sound is as fresh as the Caribbean breeze he enjoyed as a teen, surfing the waves off the South Coast of Barbados. His new, aptly titled album, ‘Time For Change’ ushers in a whole 'nother vibe in reggae music. Instead of cranking up the soca and dancehall energy like most emerging reggae artists, Kirton draws on his keen sense of pop, soul and rock to modernize the roots vibe without shifting it into overdrive. His guitar keeps the grooves organic while his lyrics cleverly veil deep messages in the finest tradition of conscious reggae. As if this new sonic attitude weren’t enough, he’s also raising the bar for reggae videos, which haven’t always enjoyed the best production values. The title track from Time For Change is beautifully shot in Barbados by two time Pulitzer Prize and Sundance Award winning director, Tom Krueger. Another clip, Free To Fly features painter, David Attaway and a cameo appearance by former CSI actor, Gary Dourdan. Kirton began the year on a high note as one of the big winners at the Barbados Music Awards … along with Bajan pop princess, Rihannah. He took home the trophies for Reggae Artist of the Year, Best Reggae Single and Best Music Video.
Key Tracks: Time For Change, Free To Fly